London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London presents BA16; a showcase of work celebrating the latest talent from its leading graduating students. Opening with the annual BA catwalk show on Monday 6 June, the season will continue with an exhibition from Tuesday 7 June. All BA graduating courses will be presented in one space to create a unique and edited display which will mirror every aspect of the fashion industry.
Styled and directed by LCF’s Creative Director, Rob Phillips, the catwalk will feature 15 diverse and innovative collections from students across womenswear, menswear, sportswear, contour, accessories and jewellery. The show reflects the cross-disciplinary and collaborative nature of the fashion industry, highlighting the breadth of exceptional talent fostered each year at London College of Fashion, UAL.
Credits: Photographer: James Rees Creative Direction: Rob Phillips Hair: Ezana Ové Beauty: Kirsty Gaston
Wei Yao Lin, BA FDT: Menswear + Cheng Qian BA Fashion Textiles Sam Thompson, BA FDT: Menswear + George Oxby BA Fashion Sportswear Neil Xuhao, BA Bespoke Tailoring + Jessica Jasmine BA Fashion Textiles Embroidery Joseph Standish, BA Fashion Design Development Tsun Cheung Lai, BA Bespoke Tailoring + Zaiga Brutane BA FDT: Womenswear Haimin Cui, BA FDT: Menswear + Andreas Bucher BA FDT: Womenswear
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
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